Why study a Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication?

This double degree offers the opportunity to combine your interests and graduate with two qualifications. The course combines business training with skills in communication, such as writing and editing, critical thinking, organisation, analysis and research.

Areas of study (majors)

At Monash Malaysia, we currently offer the following areas of study:

Bachelor of Business

  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • business law
  • economics
  • econometrics and business statistics
  • e-business
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing.

Bachelor of Communication

  • media studies
  • introduction to communication studies
  • youth media
  • media texts
  • media audiences
  • media, culture, power - theories of mass communications
  • cultural and communications policy
  • authorship and writing.

Please note that for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce, you need to complete at least one or two majors and six compulsory, common, core units.

Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication.

Career outcomes

There are few fields of study that open up as many career opportunities as business, commerce and communication. Our graduates work all over the world for governments and major corporations and in such fields as banking, media, finance, politics, management, accounting and insurance.

The range of career options depends on the subjects chosen, but, given we offer open electives and a business and commerce specialisation, graduates can explore many roles, such as:

  • financial analysis
  • human resources
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • accountancy
  • international trade
  • administration
  • advertising
  • journalism
  • publishing
  • editing
  • writing
  • public relations
  • corporate communications
  • marketing
  • advertising
  • multimedia
  • tourism.

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication requires the following entry scores:

Pre-university qualifications

Year 2015
A Level GCE 7.5
Australian Year 12 ATAR 72.5
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate 62.5%*
All India Senior School Certificate 67.5%*
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate Diploma 25
Kenya Secondary Education 7.5
Malaysia STPM 8.5
Malaysia UEC 5.5
Ontario Grade 12 72.5%
Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT 1710
South African National Senior Certificate 32
Sri Lanka A Level 9
Thailand Matayom 6 2.4
Vietnam High School Certificate 8

▲Subject to change / additional requirement for future intakes


Foundation Years

Year 2015
Monash University Foundation Year 63.75%*
Indonesia UNIPREP/UNSW 6.75
Trinity Foundation Year 70%
Sunway Foundation in Arts 62.5%

*The score is only applicable for students commencing MUFY in 2013 or 2014.


Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent) is a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication.



In 2014, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM32,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM35,200 for international students.

Once-only fees

Application - RM100
Registration - RM200

Per-semester fees

  • General amenities - RM100
  • New student visa application fee - RM1860

Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication. This means that you can start in February, July or October.


Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.

Related courses

More information

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